Relationships. We’ve all had one, or two…or twenty plus (guilty). It’s fair to say that the age-old tradition of marrying your high school sweetheart is an unfounded fairytale for the majority of us. There’s no shame, I’ve kissed a few toads and I probably liked it.
At some point, we stumble across somebody different but how do we know when we’ve found the ONE? A lot of my loved-up friends used to tell me ‘when you know, you know’ but I’m pretty sure this was a cop out because they were too busy sucking face and being in love. Love is undoubtedly complicated and individual to us all – but I do think there are some signs that indicate that it’s looking pretty good for the two of you (or the three of you, if you’re into that).
1. Being with them doesn’t feel like a chore.I’ve had a few relationships where it’s all felt like a bit of an effort. Where spending an entire day with just that one person is a daunting prospect.
‘God, I’m going to have to shave my legs and actually get out of bed today?’
‘Maybe I can pretend I don’t feel well and have a night to myself?’
These are all thoughts I’ve had. When you’re with the right person, these just don’t come in to play. Sure, we all still enjoy our own space from time to time but generally you should look forward to being around the person you love. You want to make an effort for them because you care what they think. Until the point you’re so comfortable with each other you can slack on the shaving and they’ll think your sexy as anyway.